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Contact Dermatitis. 2018 Jan;78(1):28-32. doi: 10.1111/cod.12860. Epub 2017 Jul 27.

Accelerator-free gloves as alternatives in cases of glove allergy in healthcare workers.

Author information

1
Department of Occupational and Environmental Diseases, University Hospital of Centre of Paris, Hotel-Dieu Hospital, AP-HP, 75004 Paris, France.
2
Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Centre of Paris, Cochin Hospital, AP-HP, 75014 Paris, France.
3
NIHR Greater Manchester Primary Care Patient Safety Translational Research Centre, Centre for Primary Care, Division of Population Health, Health Services Research and Primary Care, School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK.
4
Paris Descartes University, Sorbonne Paris Cité, EA 4064, Laboratoire Santé Publique et Environnement, 75006 Paris, France.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Accelerators in rubber gloves constitute an important group of contact allergens, particularly in healthcare workers.

OBJECTIVES:

To assess the efficacy of accelerator-free medical gloves in the secondary prevention of allergic contact dermatitis caused by rubber accelerators in healthcare workers.

METHODS:

Nine healthcare workers with hand eczema were advised to use accelerator-free rubber gloves after a diagnosis of allergic contact dermatitis caused by rubber accelerators.

RESULTS:

Switching from conventional medical single-use gloves containing accelerators to accelerator-free medical gloves led to improvement in all cases, and more than two-thirds of the patients were completely free of symptoms.

CONCLUSION:

The use of accelerator-free medical gloves can be an effective alternative in healthcare workers who are allergic to rubber accelerators.

KEYWORDS:

accelerator-free gloves; allergic contact dermatitis; glove allergy; healthcare workers; prevention; rubber accelerators; thiurams

PMID:
28748553
DOI:
10.1111/cod.12860
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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